It was only a matter of time before the state's law regarding medical marijuana crossed paths with state labor law.
Earlier this summer, Torrington attorney Ira Mayo made headlines when he was hit with an unusual punishment: he could never again represent female clients.
Five employees who had their names added to a child abuse registry as a form of discipline by Connecticut's child welfare agency will be taken off the list, union officials told The Associated Press.
I'm not a fan of the Justice Department, so I ought to be rooting for Kurt Siuzdak, a 17-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who has filed suit against Attorney General Eric Holder.
A Hartford jury has awarded nearly $7.3 million to the estate of a state Department of Transportation supervisor who was killed while working on Route 8 near Waterbury in 2012.
The town of Enfield faces yet another lawsuit—this one a wrongful death claim—linked to allegations of excessive force by a town police officer.
A 16-year-old transgender girl being held at a boys' detention center alleged that staff members are repeatedly referring to her by her male birth name and male pronouns, forcing her to wear boys' uniforms and banning her from wearing her wig and makeup.
FBI bosses retaliated against an agent for complaining about personnel decisions, managed by fear and were so dysfunctional that the bureau's director apologized to the Connecticut staff for problems with local leadership, according to a lawsuit filed by an agent.
A convicted murder who fancies himself a Renaissance artist is suing prison officials in Connecticut for not allowing him access to sexually explicit books.
Anyone who has attended a session of the small claims, housing or family court lately is fully aware that great numbers of our citizens come to court every day without lawyers.
Said Kendrick was convicted of criminal possession of a revolver in 2009. The gun was used in a New Jersey homicide by an accomplice.
One of the most controversial legal issues to emerge in the contested race for governor this election season has been whether contributions made to national party accounts can be used to fund state election campaigns.
As the nation as a whole and individual states take aggressive steps to promote cleaner energy sources, the vigorous public policy debate appears to be spilling into courtrooms.
Christopher Simonds was a chain-smoking, charismatic English teacher at Indian Mountain School. He was also a "god," according to one of the former teacher's accusers.
Hunter Biden, the youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden, faces no automatic review of his law license in Connecticut following his discharge from the U.S. Navy Reserve after testing positive for cocaine use, Connecticut legal authorities said.
A Hartford jury has awarded nearly $7.3 million to the estate of a state Department of Transportation supervisor who was killed while working on Route 8 near Waterbury in 2012.
The family of a man who was killed after being struck by a hotel shuttle van is arguing that the Connecticut Supreme Court should overturn a 16-year-old precedent and allow loss of consortium damages for children as well as for spouses in wrongful death cases.
Involuntary outpatient commitment is a complex and controversial issue that has been considered and rejected by the Connecticut General Assembly on at least three occasions since 1996.
It's not every day that red-state Texas is pointed out as a paragon for reform that blue-state Connecticut should emulate.
Some time ago I was cleaning out a desk and found a copy of the old (and now illegal) minimum fee schedule.
It may come as a surprise, but a handful of Connecticut attorneys who have been suspended from the practice of law and even incarcerated for financial crimes have continued to advise clients from behind the scenes.
Criminal defense lawyers are lone wolves. We represent individual clients, one at a time, in sometime ferocious struggles over their lives and liberty. That requires the ability to go it alone, both in the courtroom, and, more generally, in life.
A lawsuit filed against Pure Foods Management, which operates 37 Popeye's restaurants throughout the Northeast, claims workers were systematically deprived of overtime.
A Connecticut boarding school has been hit with its second lawsuit in a little more than a week accusing a former faculty member of sexually assaulting students in the 1980s.
An online ticket sales company has dropped a defamation lawsuit against a Hartford theater and its president just before the case went to trial, with the two sides agreeing to work together to benefit ticket buyers.
Retired vice president and counsel Dennis Mayer devoted most of his legal career to making sure that Otis Elevator has had more ups than downs. You can read about his accomplishments – and those of in-house lawyers at Connecticut companies such as United Technologies, Hubbell Corp. and Pitney Bowes – in articles highlighting winners of the Law Tribune’s Legal Departments of the Year awards.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard argument in two appeals, Heinen v. North Carolina and Holt v. Hobbs, in which the court wrestled with the limits of its own authority.
A veteran lawyer in the area of estate planning and complex tax issues will head up a new philanthropy practice group at Wiggin and Dana.
A Connecticut construction company on the hook for a nearly $16 million verdict in Pennsylvania is planning to appeal, according to a company spokeswoman.
For its wide-ranging volunteer efforts, United Healthcare has been named winner of the Connecticut Law Tribune Legal Departments of the Year Pro Bono Award.
Yale brass turned to university general counsel Dorothy Robinson to successfully quarterback its response to the massive probe. Years later, as Robinson nears retirement from a post she's held for 29 years, she reflected on the investigation and Yale's coordinated response. "It was a serious situation that called for a very serious and capable response," said Robinson, whose legal acumen on behalf of Yale over the past three decades has earned her a Connecticut Law Tribune Lifetime Achievement Award.
Riding an elevator was never something that Dennis Mayer took for granted. Without them, vertical ascent in many tall buildings would be either impossible or painstakingly slow. The development of the world's largest cities depended on the invention of the elevator.
When Hubbell Inc. brought in An-Ping Hsieh as vice president and general counsel of the company two years ago, it did so with the expectation of making significant changes. Now just two years later, Hubbell's legal department has nearly doubled in staff size and has started branching out from its Shelton headquarters by placing two attorneys in South Carolina. When Hsieh took the job, Hubbell had five lawyers. Now it has nine and has trimmed a lot of the work that used to go to outside counsel at the various law firms Hubbell work with. Because of its success managing this growth, Hubbell's legal department is being recognized with a Legal Department of the Year Award for 2014 in the category of management of in-house counsel by the Connecticut Law Tribune.
For being ahead of the curve, and staying there, the Connecticut Law Tribune is honoring Pitney Bowes with a Legal Departments of the Year Award for diversity. Pitney Bowes employs 26 lawyers, with 19 of those located in Connecticut.
For developing a successful approach that's served as a model for other companies, UTC's legal department is being recognized by the Connecticut Law Tribune as a Legal Department of the Year for 2014 in the category of outside firm management.
The ambitious outreach effort has earned the legal services department for the 43,000-member association a Legal Department of the Year Award from the Connecticut Law Tribune.
An online ticket sales company that settled deceptive business practice allegations by government regulators for $750,000 in July is headed to trial in its defamation lawsuit against a Hartford theater and its president.
A man who suffered 10 cracked ribs and a concussion, and also aggravated preexisting neck and back injuries, was recently awarded nearly $252,500 by a judge trial referee.
New Haven criminal defense attorney John Williams faces a 20-day suspension for "willfully" violating a judge's order during a criminal trial that ended in his client's conviction.
Here in Connecticut, convicted Cheshire home invasion murderer Steven Hayes recently made headlines when he sued the state for access to kosher food because, he claims, he is now an Orthodox Jew.
Two state agencies are battling in court over whether a Derby man should be allowed to get his gun permit back.
With a super-tight race for governor, dozens of legislative and local contests on the ballot and less than a month to go before Election Day, lawyers who advise candidates and political causes say their practices are heating up.
Some Connecticut attorneys who have been suspended from the practice of law have continued to practice from behind the scenes - and even from behind bars.
U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly announced restructuring of the state's U.S. Attorney's office Friday. The promotions of Michael Gustafson and William Nardini are two of several new appointments.
Connecticut oil dealers are suing over Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's drive to expand the use of natural gas, demanding environmental reviews.
A woman who injured her neck, back and leg in a car accident in Bridgeport was recently awarded $115,000 by a Bridgeport jury.
A string of lawsuits against Jehovah's Witnesses shows sex abuse problems may be nondenominational.
A federal lawsuit has reopened a decades-old sex abuse scandal at the exclusive Indian Mountain School in Connecticut.
A Pennsylvania-based pharmaceutical company accused of improperly marketing drugs, including the popular attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medication Adderall, has agreed to pay the federal government and states nationwide a total of $56.5 million.
A former judge who had to step down for personal reasons, a prosecutor, an assistant public defender and a Pullman & Comley partner have been nominated for Superior Court judgeships by Gov. Dannel Malloy.
Sri Srinivasan, who many believe could rise to the level of Supreme Court justice, gave the keynote speech at the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
Cohn Birnbaum & Shea has only 13 attorneys. But it's doing something no other law firm in Connecticut has attempted.
When the legislature approved a bill that created new standards for guardians ad litem and counsels for minor children earlier this year, the intent was to ease disputes in the family court system.
A high-profile animal abuse case has taken another odd twist.
There is an untenable conflict between the law on mandated reporting of suspected child abuse and the constitutional right to zealous, conflict-free representation of children and adults accused of crimes.
The other night, I awoke feeling out of sorts. After tossing and turning for a few minutes, I got up to get a glass of water. Feeling worse, I debated waking my wife. Then I checked online for the warning signs of a heart attack.
A supervisory attorney in the state's Office of the Probate Court Administrator is out of a job after a three-judge panel agreed with a recommendation to fire her for alleged financial improprieties.
A hotel ownership group was not damaged when a competitor prevented it from opening a high-end Hilton Hotel in Stamford, according to the state Appellate Court.
Fairfield attorney Fred Ury, the Eveready Rabbit of the law who many wish would just go away, is at it again, circulating an intriguing paper from the Ontario Law Society about alternative business structures for law firms.
Two business lawyers who have worked together at two large law firms over the years decided to combine their expertise and experience by starting their own corporate law practice.
The following list contains the names of everyone who passed the July 2014 Connecticut bar examination.
A mysterious and wealthy German woman named Petra Baumgartner came to Connecticut to cash in on the real estate market about a decade ago. She purchased properties in Bridgeport, Fairfield and Columbia in Connecticut, as well as some land in Virginia.
Gothic-styled structures at the University of Connecticut School of Law and Yale University Law School were named among the 50 most noteworthy law school buildings in the world by Best Choice Schools website.
An attorney with a spotless ethical track record could be in trouble with state disciplinary officials for representing his daughter in a divorce case.
A federal judge in Connecticut has awarded $10.6 million to Wells Fargo after the financial institution proved that a prominent developer shifted corporate assets to shell companies in an attempt to dodge a nearly $23 million verdict.
For horror novelist Stephen King, lawsuits filed by amateur authors can be real nightmares.
Editorial: Should U.S. Adopt the Right to Be Forgotten? Electronic Data Collection Raises Privacy Issues
The U.S. has long resisted a comprehensive policy on data privacy or on individual privacy in general.
For individuals who have been arrested, the Internet can be a devastating place. Regardless of how their cases were resolved, an online arrest record can permanently haunt a person.
The University of New Haven has announced the launch of a think tank of sorts that will study issues such as juvenile recidivism rates, sentencing laws and alternatives to incarceration.
A Hartford Superior Court jury has returned a $3.4 million verdict in the case of a motorcyclist who was severely injured in a collision with a UPS truck in 2012.
A few weeks ago, I attended an oral argument before a panel of the Appellate Court, which was hearing a direct appeal from a criminal conviction after trial.
In the aftermath of a love triangle gone wrong, Sheila Davalloo was convicted of killing a co-worker. Critical to her conviction was the testimony of her now ex-husband, whom she also tried to kill.
"Do you think anyone should go to jail?" The speaker, a youngish FBI agent, looked at me with the same devilish grin I had seen on his face any number of times.
With hopes of attracting legal work and a stake in start-up companies, a Hartford law firm has created its own business accelerator.
New Britain attorney Jacek Smigelski says he's entitled to more than $65,000 in fees for handling a client's probate case. Disciplinary officials have ruled that fee excessive.
As we read the scores of applications for our annual New Leaders of the Law honors, we noticed the wide variety of legal practices represented.
Two lawyers started at about the same place; they grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Yale in the first decade of the 21st century with political science degrees. From there, the paths of Robert Dwyer Jr. and Jeffrey Mueller diverged—and quite radically.
A lawsuit filed by a Litchfield Jewish organization has been reinstated, giving the group new hopes it will ultimately win approval to build a 20,000-square-foot synagogue and community center near the historic green.
A Superior Court judge has added $76,000 to a recent $1.5 million jury verdict in the case of a man who sued his insurance company for failing to cover his losses after his home caught fire.
A Bridgeport firefighter says in a federal civil rights lawsuit that she was unfairly disciplined by a city fire department and forced to take unpaid leave because she was pregnant.
Three women who worked at a Connecticut clothing warehouse claim that they endured sexual overtures from a male superior and colleagues that made their workplace environment seem more like an out-of-control fraternity house, according to a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of clients of the New Haven Legal Assistance Association.
Despite slim odds for success, a growing number of parents are pushing forward with lawsuits against school districts for damages stemming from their children's emotional or physical injuries in bullying cases.
When Michael Place was on trial for a 2008 robbery, he wanted to make a point of showing jurors his tattoos.
Two lawyers with Connecticut ties are being mentioned by Washington, D.C., insiders as possible replacements for outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
An engineer who was injured in the May 2013 derailment of a commuter train in Bridgeport is the latest person to have filed a lawsuit against Metro-North Railroad.
Amy Lin Meyerson, a solo who focuses on business and general corporate law, says that many companies have been moving to hire smaller law firms with lower overhead—and fees—in the wake of the 2008 recession.
Somehow, the prospect of John Rowland's returning to a federal prison does not make me all warm, fuzzy and grateful to be living in this, the best of all possible worlds.
A Connecticut prosecutor has determined that newly discovered phone recordings related to a 2007 home invasion that killed a mother and her two daughters warrant a court hearing in the appeal of one of two men sentenced to death for the murders.
In 2011, a dirty attorney agreed to take dirty money from a Waterbury area drug dealer and make it "legitimate" by investing it in a solar panel company.
Sung-Ho Hwang, who is the immediate past president of the New Haven County Bar Association, said bringing a lawsuit against the city of New Haven and its police chief was "a really hard decision to make."
A former Shelton attorney has been arrested on charges that he stole more than $175,000 from clients and other attorneys.
Seymour attorney Ralph Crozier is facing a maximum of 40 years in prison and up to a $2 million fine after a jury found him guilty of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments and attempt to launder monetary instruments for helping a former client "clean" $30,000 in drug proceeds in 2011.
A Metro-North train crash in Bridgeport last year left more than 70 passengers injured and spawned dozens of lawsuits. A handful of those claims recently settled, with more out-of-court deals expected in the coming weeks and months.
A former Shelton attorney has been arrested on charges that he stole more than $150,000 from clients and others who had dealings with his former law practice.
Immigration attorney Sung-Ho Hwang made national news when he was arrested in 2012 after he brought a licensed, concealed handgun into a New Haven movie theater.
Don't get me wrong: I have no sympathy for our ex-con ex-gov.
A federal jury in Connecticut awarded a Waterbury-based printing business $35.4 million in a hotly contested intellectual property battle that focused on printing words on product packaging.
A long-running dispute between the city of Norwalk and an Islamic group appears to be settled, with the city agreeing to pay $2 million to the group and help it find an alternate location for a mosque and a meeting hall.
Seymour attorney Ralph Crozier, arrested last April in a federal money laundering case, is awaiting his fate after jurors were handed the case late Tuesday, following five days of witness testimony and instructions on the law from U.S. District Judge Janet Hall in New Haven.
A Westport-based wireless Internet company believed it was entitled to compensation after the owners of an RV park in St. Louis allegedly reneged on an agreement with the company.
A Ridgefield lawyer has been arrested for using client funds to pay for his own lavish lifestyle, including luxury cars, jewelry and an expensive Westchester County country club membership.